ERIC Number: ED137161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-7
The U.S. Constitution and Its Development.
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Law School.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Dept. of History.; Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.
The report presents a collection of articles on constitutional issues from a 1976 social studies conference. It is intended to be used by teachers in planning and implementing curriculum materials on development of the U.S. Constitution. The booklet is divided into eight articles. The first article discusses interpretive problems in the formation of the constitution and gives examples of how historiographic issues can be effectively used in the teaching of history. The second article explores ways of teaching and understanding legal terms, reasoning, analysis, and rules. In the third article, the English roots of American constitutionalism are explored, followed by discussion of women's rights under the constitution in the fourth article. Urban problems before the courts, and, particularly, ways in which social studies teachers can draw themes from court action, are discussed in the fifth article. The sixth article presents a history of the Supreme Court's handling of cases related to education, followed by a report of recent trends of freedom of expression in American constitutional law in the seventh article. The final article compares myths, opinions, and facts of the U.S. Constitution with those of the constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civics, Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Conferences, Constitutional History, Court Role, Feminism, Freedom of Speech, History Instruction, Legal Education, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Supreme Court Litigation, United States History, Urban Studies
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Law School.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Dept. of History.; Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.
Note: Papers presented at Annual Meeting of the Connecticut State Council for the Social Studies (New Haven, Connecticut, May 7, 1976)